Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

Barcelona Bar

923 Eighth Ave. (W. 55th St.) Send to Phone
212-245-3212
This tiny Hell's Kitchen bar is definitely worth a shot.

Cuisine
Open
Open nightly until 4 a.m.
Open late
Features

* Click here for rating key

Barcelona Bar Restaurant Review

: Dancing on the bar is usually a rare and spontaneous act, inspired by one's favorite song, an abundance of booze in a short period of time, random insanity, or all of the above. At Barcelona Bar, a tiny one-room tavern in Hell's Kitchen, spontaneous bar-top boogying happens on a nightly basis. The bar, which was inspired by the owners' frequent evenings at a dive bar in Barcelona called Chupitos (which means shots in Spanish), focuses on the all-American sport of shots. There are over 100 available, many of which include props: order the Full Metal Jacket and you'll find yourself wearing a ten-pound army helmet with a drill sergeant screaming at you to drop and give him twenty before you even get a sip. It all makes for an evening of eventful fun; enough, in fact, that you may not even remember dancing on the bar.
Check out hip and new NYC restaurants to try right now
New & Hip NYC Restaurants

Check out what's new and trendy on NYC's dining scene with GAYOT's list of restaurants to try right now.



RESTAURANT AWARDS

GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Awards honor America's best chefs, as well as promising newcomers and a top restaurateur.